Welcome to the youth theater department at the JP Gallery. Our ensemble, also known as the Northside Gallery Players Jr., caters to children going into grades kindergarten through age 12. We hold two productions per calendar year, one in the summer and one in the fall. Keeping hectic family schedules in mind, each production program is limited to six weeks, and rehearses on the same day and time each week so that participants can better plan ahead. Because we believe that anyone and everyone should experience the joys of theatre, we do not hold auditions for our children’s productions, but instead hold open registration time frames and meet-and-greets to appropriately assign roles by age, ability, and interest. There is no charge for students to participate in our children’s theatre productions.
For those students who wish to be involved in theatre, but prefer to stay behind the scenes, we offer the ability to work with the show as a part of stage crew or as a set designer. Our shows are for kids and made by kids! The more involvement, the better!
Tickets to all shows go on sale two weeks prior to the production. Ticket prices range from $8 to $10 each. Proceeds benefit our theatre fund and help to pay expenses for the next upcoming production.
Special workshops are held periodically throughout the year. They specialize various areas of theatre such as but not limited to drama, musical theatre, set designing, and stage crew. Some of our workshops are one day only events while others range from four to six week time frames. Prices vary depending on the length of the workshop. For information regarding our most recent and upcoming events, please visit our upcoming programs and events page. The link can be found on the main menu.
2018: A KIDS’ CHORUS LINE
2017: GOLDIE AND BEAR
2016: MADELINE, SIX DINNER SID
2015: TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO, STREGA NONA
2014: ONE FINE TRADE
2013: BEAUTY IS A BEAST
2012: THE STORY OF CELIA CRUZ
2011: MISS SPIDER’S TEAPARTY, A KIDS’ CHORUS LINE
2010: MARY POPPINS